Tour De Force

Outlook|June 08, 2020

Tour De Force
Stranded in Vishakhapatnam, the five friends wanted to go home. Their bicycle journey up the coast to Bengal displayed endurance and willpower.
Sandipan Chatterjee

THERE are five of them—Lakhinarayan Das, Rajesh Das, Biswajit Khetrapal, Arup Singh and Bumba Dutta. Young men in their twenties, they are from Jamalpur village in Bardhaman district in West Bengal. Fast friends all, about five years ago they decided to leave their village for want of gainful work and go all the way to Andhra Pradesh, where they heard new factories were opening and jobs were in plenty.

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June 08, 2020